Using Your Network to Establish Industry Connections

Using Your Network to Establish Industry Connections

Competitive research grants aren’t getting any easier. The last time I looked, 10% of applicants had their grant funded. And generally, they are not even fully funded. Ask for $1, get $0.80.

Are You Addicted to Academic Life?

Are You Addicted to Academic Life?

Each month I host a group coaching program. Participants are mostly post-PhD and mostly academic. In the last meeting, we discussed keeping things balanced between work and other parts of your life. Although most people in the group would be considered successful in their career to date, it was […]

Building Your Career by Leaving Your Employer

Building Your Career by Leaving Your Employer

I cannot find specific data on how long academics stay at the same university. But, for the general population the average time at the same employer (not the same job) is 4.2 years. Reflecting on my time working with and for academics, I feel like few leave their current employer to work as an […]

What Is Coaching, and How You Can Use It?

What Is Coaching, and How You Can Use It?

Download as PDF What is coaching? Most people have experienced coaching in some form or another in their life. From sports, to music, to art to life. People are coaching and being coached all of the time.

When to Change Your Research Plan

When to Change Your Research Plan

Download as PDF Plans are good until they are not. That is, if things change, then your plan must change too. Often, researchers write a plan. Things change. They blame the plan. It is not right. It is not accurate.

Lifting Your Project Management Game

Lifting Your Project Management Game

If you're finding your current project or planning approach is not effective. If you're finding you're not getting the stuff you want to do done, then you need to change something. Change what you do or change what you plan.

Writing Faster and Better

Writing Faster and Better

Download as PDF Want to master the writing process? I’m not actually sure that is possible…

Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Have you got a problem with productivity? A lot of academics focus a lot on being productive. Maximising the use of an hour, day, week or holiday.

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

Download as PDF I don’t think it’ll be news to you that I like social media, and I think it is VERY useful for academics. Not just for working with other academics, but to engage future students and share findings with a broader audience.

Eight ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Eight ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Download as PDF Here are 8 different things you could try, together or separately, to improve your time management, and thus your productivity.

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